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Megan Holland, Anchorage Daily News, February 9, 2008

Prominently displayed in a glass case outside the Service High School library is a statement typed in big, bold letters:

“The best way to hide something from black people is to put it in a book.”

A group of black students who call themselves Beautiful Colors put it up to spark conversation in a high school that has seen its student population go from predominantly white to nearly half minority within the past decade.

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It is stirring up passions about blacks failing in school and raising questions among black kids about where provocation for thought ends and racism begins. Parents have called the school. Teachers have set aside class time to talk about it. And principal Lou Pondolfino called a special public meeting to discuss it.

Senior Alexander Shaw is surprised at the reaction.

“I wanted to challenge people to break the mold and evoke change,” said the self-described Filipino, Puerto Rican and black 18-year-old, who, with the group, put it up as part of a Black History Month display. Somebody showed him the quote from the Internet. It has variously been attributed to white supremacists, black activists and comedians.

Shaw defends the statement by pointing to the statistics: Last year, while blacks made up the smallest minority group at Service, they had the highest dropout rate of any ethnic group, nearly double the average, according to the school.

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Some white kids, black kids, other minorities and their parents want the words taken down though.

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“The statement is racist and propagating stereotypes,” said parent Nicole Howell at the gathering of 50 people in the school’s library on Friday.

Reyonna Sudduth, who is part of Beautiful Colors, said she’s glad the display has caused a commotion. She wants black kids to be motivated to prove the statement incorrect.

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Service High School sits in the mostly Caucasian and well-to-do Hillside neighborhoods in South Anchorage. It used to be largely a white school until South Anchorage High School was built nearby and the public school boundaries were redrawn, bringing in more racially and economically diverse students from East Anchorage neighborhoods. Now the school is 45 percent minority, according to last year’s numbers.

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Email Megan Holland at mholland@adn.com.

(Posted on February 11, 2008)

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In what way is that statement wrong?

Posted by Norman C. at 6:11 PM on February 11


“The best way to hide something from black people is to put it in a book.”

This statement is so true. I wish I could fit my car and my little sister’s chastity in a book. Then I would feel much more comfortable living in an predominately black area.

Posted by hunter at 6:22 PM on February 11


18 years ago my brother’s friends would joke that instead of a car alarm, all you need to keep black thieves at bay is to put a blank job application on the dashboard.

Posted by Civilized Neighbor at 6:24 PM on February 11


How and why did all these Africans go to Alaska? For the weather? There has got to be government welfare or employment involved.

Posted by William Hendershot at 6:24 PM on February 11


The telling, honest line in the article says it all:
“….it’s cool to be dumb…” in regard to the black community.

Other blacks call getting educated, “acting white”.

The reality is that aside from this amazingly stupid and adolescent mindset, blacks don’t really have to graduate, achieve or work to get ahead. With main stream media support, politicians will make room for them in jobs via affirmative action. It will make new entitlement laws that will provide for their families from cradle to grave, and blacks know a new entitlement is but a cry of “racism” away. If they really must, they’ll have a march to make demands on the “racist” system the “keeps em’ down”.

They have the time for marches, by the way.

You could ask, “why should blacks try?”, but more to the point, who are the truly “dumb” people in this scenario? Don’t say “white politicians”, folks. It’s the people who voted them in office.

Posted by Proactive at 6:28 PM on February 11


“… she’s glad the display has caused a commotion. She wants black kids to be motivated to prove the statement incorrect.”

In that case, leave it up. Taking it down just proves blacks can get what they want by whining.

Posted by WaitNow at 7:30 PM on February 11


Even blacks themselves know the truth, don’t they?

Posted by Poppie at 7:31 PM on February 11


Reyonna Sudduth, who is part of Beautiful Colors, said she’s glad the display has caused a commotion. She wants black kids to be motivated to prove the statement incorrect.

Trouble is, black “kids” don’t WANT to learn, so the statement is correct, even though you want it to be so, it doesn’t make it so. Blacks are so enamored with “bling” and “pimpin” they could care less about learning anything in school. Like the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Blacks don’t care to “drink” from the fountain of knowledge, that’s just facts. Not racist, just facts.

Posted by dark gospel at 7:33 PM on February 11


“It used to be largely a white school until South Anchorage High School was built nearby and the public school boundaries were redrawn, bringing in more racially and economically diverse students from East Anchorage neighborhoods.”

There’s that puzzling phrase again: “racially and economically diverse”. It implies that nothing white or successful is good enough until it is not white or successful anymore. Once “diversity” is enforced and the prosperity disappears, everyone is mystified as to why this happened, and are quick to blame the whites for being white. If they’d been black or brown there wouldn’t have been any pesky race problem.

Posted by Jacqui in AZ at 7:45 PM on February 11


I applaud the group of black students who put up the banner. Unfortunately for them they are about to learn what Justice Clarence Thomas knows so well. Challenge the black orthodoxy and you will be vilified. First, the liberals will find some way to blame Whites for the sign, and claim it is a racist affront to black “dignity”. Then everyone will have to be sent to sensitivity training, where Whites will be taught, or rather threatened, to hold their tongues, and blacks will be taught that illiteracy, promiscuity, and other uncivilized behaviors are their “culture”, and White people are in league with the devil and responsible for everything that goes wrong in the world.

Posted by Flamethrower at 7:56 PM on February 11


I would have thought before reading this that Alaska, of all states, was the last great White bastion in the U.S. Sadly, I was incorrect…

Posted by whiteculturewarrior at 8:15 PM on February 11


Blacks aren’t the only ones who don’t read. The sorry truth is that whites are almost as bad.

According to a report that came out recently, “one in four Americans read no books last year.” Forty-two percent of college graduates never read another book after they get out of college. A third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 44 million Americans are “functionally illiterate.” 21 million can’t read or write at all. A fifth of high school graduates can’t read their diplomas.

These numbers probably reflect our growing “diversity” to a certain extent, maybe a large extent, but most of the whites I know — the majority of them, in fact — don’t read anything and the rest of them read primarily for escape, and they don’t do much of that, either. When I go to visit people, they usually have tons of DVD’s and CD’s lying around, but if they have any books at all, they’re usually a small, rag-tag collection of old textbooks and stuff left over from college or high school. And they probably never read any of them in the first place.

Considering the state of our high schools and colleges, a graduate who never reads anything after he gets out of school basically has no education at all. Americans in general don’t seem to value education except as a necessary hurdle to get into the working world. They’re not interested. Most of the people I know, including everyone in my family, have no intellectual curiosity about the world around them. None. They just don’t care. I was going to say that they’re perfectly content to have reality explained to them by the nightly news, but the truth is that they don’t even care about that. They’re not paying attention. There’s an insidious mental dullness at work here — I don’t really know how to describe it.

I’ve given up talking to these people about anything. Forget about trying to explain something like white nationalism to them. They won’t even hear your arguments. Most of them will just stare at you blankly. A lot of them will react with something like pure fear to the merest hint of “racism” or anything that questions the perceived wisdom of the herd. You can’t talk about alternate views of history to people who get all their history from movies and can’t even remember most of that.

One thing I’ve noticed about white nationalists in general is that they’re big readers. They read everything. They read all sorts of books — lots of history, lots of obscure stuff that was written before 1960 when the rot started to take hold for real. They’re INTERESTED in the world and that makes all the difference. It’s impossible to understand what’s going on today if you don’t do a lot of reading on your own and that requires intellectual curiosity. You can’t move beyond the orthodox view of history if you don’t even know what it is. I’m extremely pessimistic about the chances of “waking people up,” especially through information campaigns and the like which require reading and thought and which assume a certain degree of education which no longer exists.

A friend of mine teaches remedial reading to black college students. He says most of them can read all right. They’re just not interested. Reading is a white thing, supposedly, but how can it be a white thing when most whites don’t read either? They used to, though. The problem isn’t that they don’t read as such. It’s that they just don’t care anymore. They’re lost their interest. They’ve been anesthetized.

The majority of whites have been put to sleep.

Posted by Spengler at 8:30 PM on February 11


What a well-researched article, typical of what is seen from the abhorrently liberal press — not! The quote can actually be attributed to Chris Rock from his HBO special which was filmed in D.C., circa 1998-99.

Posted by Earl K. at 8:30 PM on February 11



“It has variously been attributed to white supremacists, black activists and comedians.”


Specifically the comedian Chris Rock, a very funny and insightful BLACK standup comic. Rock’s version is actually “worse,” in that he uses the N-word, and adds the stinger, “Books are like Kryptonite to [N-words]!”

I’m grateful to Chris Rock that he makes these critiques of his own people — because it’s pretty clear that whites are no longer allowed to say ANYTHING ABOUT ANYBODY.

Posted by Right-Wing Rocker at 8:38 PM on February 11


Except for Native Americans, I didn’t think there were enough minorities in Alaska to fill one classroom let alone almost half a school. I can cross out Alaska as a possible safehaven once the lower 48 self-implode. I’m left with only Iceland, Greenland, both Poles, and the Yukon Territories on my list.

Posted by GetBackJack at 8:44 PM on February 11


This is a cruel comment to make to blacks that feeds them a horrible lie. Blacks don’t engage in scholarship for unchangeable genetic reasons. Low IQ not lack of effort is the main cause of black failure. To imply that their own willful ignorance allows others to take advantage of them is degrading to them and insulting to whites, who have gone to great lengths to uplift the black race for several generations now.

No one is hiding anything from them in books. And, if they were, it really isn’t blacks fault that they aren’t literate enough to catch on.

Most blacks will never be able to do anything except push a broom for a living. That is an uncomfortable truth but there is no shame in it. There is much blacks have to be ashamed of, their crime, their racism, how they have allowed their families to disintegrate. But their lack of intelligence is not one of these.

Posted by at 8:50 PM on February 11


One wonders how long it would have stayed up had it been white students who’d put it there. Less than five minutes - and then the expulsions would begin.

Posted by jewamongyou at 9:12 PM on February 11


Black people live in Alaska?

Posted by at 9:26 PM on February 11


Thought-provoking…because, sadly, it applies to us whites as well. Except for a few all-the-rage books like Harry Potter, the Davinci Code and the revived Narnia series, book reading is at an all-time low for ALL Americans.

Posted by Dark-Star at 9:27 PM on February 11


They want to redraw the boundries of more public schools and expose students to places they’ve never been before. Unless you’re white, then, they don’t want you to move at all.

Posted by LHathaway at 9:39 PM on February 11


Just because something is considered by many to be a “stereotype,” doesn’t make it any less the truth.

Posted by Superman at 9:54 PM on February 11


A group of black students who call themselves Beautiful Colors put it up to spark conversation in a high school that has seen its student population go from predominantly white to nearly half minority within the past decade.

It looks like segregation is progressing in Alaska pretty much the same as it is in the rest of the country. In another 10 years, the only thing white about this school will be the snow outside. The moralizing, holier-than-thou, whitey-is-evil anti-segregationists may have won the battles, but ultimately they are going to lose the war.

Posted by tim in Indiana at 10:01 PM on February 11


“The statement is racist and propagating stereotypes,” said parent Nicole Howell at the gathering of 50 people in the school’s library on Friday.

Well, guess what Nicole Howell. You only have to take a look at student’s scores and the fact that there is remedial reading courses at colleges to know it isn’t a stereotype.

Posted by A.G. at 10:25 PM on February 11



I listen to local black talk radio and I’ve heard blacks say it themselves.

It’s only racist because there’s an underlying truth that blacks don’t want whites to know they (blacks) know to be true.

Posted by sbuffalonative at 10:38 PM on February 11


The blacks responsible for this are sure to be kicked, beaten, spat upon, called all kinds of names, and generally terrorized by other blacks.

It will be even worse if the other blacks hear about it!

Posted by at 1:40 AM on February 12


Spengler is correct:

It is becoming commonplace for a grownig number of Whites as well.

Posted by Colin at 2:20 AM on February 12


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxGuBeyQM2M&feature=related

Thats the Chris Rock Link

Posted by at 2:58 AM on February 12


If it is true that black africans made this sign then posted it, then surely those are two improvements to the usual standards, especially if others could actually read and understand it. I bet the sign will be removed and declared illegal, same way as nooses, although in that instance, the poor tree was cut down in case it caused any further offence to the intellectuals involved.

Posted by Yorkshireman at 4:16 AM on February 12


I don’t care if blacks read or not.

I would advise a lot of White people to take their noses out of books at this point in time as well.

Tom Iron…

Posted by Tom Iron... at 5:31 AM on February 12


Why should they bother reading? They get admission into colleges that they are not qualified for, free tuition, free and easy access to any job they want, they can’t get fired, and they can always cry racism if they get a bad job evaluation.

Posted by at 6:32 AM on February 12


Nowhere have I seen the quotation attributed to anyone, but if I’m not mistaken, the remark was first made by…Malcolm X.

Posted by G. N. Moon at 8:41 AM on February 12


If you want to see a blank stare, just ask a black democrat (and more than just a few whites) who the first republican president was.

Posted by Johnmcv at 9:03 AM on February 12


Blacks in Alaska?

Is there any place on the planet that white people can go and not be followed, soon after, by non-white people?

Posted by Dennis at 9:29 AM on February 12


Blacks don’t need to read. The white man supplies the money and the white women supply the sex. Why read?

Posted by LOGIC at 11:18 AM on February 12


Blacks in Alaska?

“Is there any place on the planet that white people can go and not be followed, soon after, by non-white people?”

Whites in Alaska?

Is there any place on the planet Native Americans can go and not be followed, soon after by white people?

Posted by at 11:54 AM on February 12


“Is there any place on the planet that white people can go and not be followed, soon after, by non-white people?”

Not as long as white politicians insist on creating welfare programs. I am convinced that when welfare disappears, diversity will follow right along with it. The next great economic disaster is what will bury diversity forever.

Posted by Civilized Neighbor at 12:09 PM on February 12


I have posted many times without any replys. When will WHITE AMERICANS stand up and make a change. We need to organize. There is absolutly no reason the whites of this country cannot take control of this country.

Posted by CWH at 12:38 PM on February 12


“Is there any place on the planet that white people can go and not be followed, soon after, by non-white people?” Dennis

Didn’t Chris Rock say, supposedly in jest, that black people would follow whites all the way to Mars? It looks like they will follow us out of this world.

Posted by Sardonicus at 3:21 PM on February 12


If you want to see something funny that is brutally honest about blacks watch “The Boondocks”. It is an animated series created by a black man named Aaron McGruder. In one episode uncle Ruckus ( a black man who hates blacks) is trying to excorcise the evil spirit of a black man out of another black man with white tendencies. His bag is filled with things that “terrify every black man”. A bullwhip, a branding iron, a police baton and a job application. At one point he puts a book in front of the posessed man imploring him to read which sends him into convulsions. Its hysterical!! The show bags on everything from gay rappers, black culture and something they refer to as “a n****r moment” which can be one black bumping into another,forcing a fight to the death for this “disrespect”.

Posted by the way at 3:51 PM on February 12


Low IQ not lack of effort is the main cause of black failure.

I agree with the low IQ part, but I have to disagree about the effort. It see no effort, not one bit from blacks when it comes to academics or improving themselves. You don’t need to have a Phd to live a productive, decent life and know how to read, add, subtract, hold a job, etc… There is just no effort from the black population to better themselves in any way.

Posted by at 4:10 PM on February 12


I spent my formative years in a gentrifying ghetto. We learned to stop locking our cars, so our windows wouldn’t be smashed every month or so. Anything left in a vehicle was obviously stolen, with the notable exception of a large stack of overdue library books that spent at least a month in the back of my mother’s car.

I assume it was civic-mindedness that encouraged the restraint.

Posted by Svigor at 4:37 PM on February 12


Now there are blacks in Alaska….. is there any nice placs to live anymore???

Posted by Ken at 4:41 PM on February 12


William Hendershot,I was wondering the same thing.Alaska of all places.I am British,but always assumed that beautiful place would be as white as the snow there.

Posted by Joanne Murray at 5:21 PM on February 12


Spengler is right. I have about 2,000 art books, pre 1968, books are great references to civilization before today, and mainly Whites take advantage of owning great books.

Posted by Lars at 5:31 PM on February 12


“Blacks in Alaska”,,,,,

Years ago there was a TV show called “COPS”, one of the earlier ‘reality’ shows. They did a special once on Alaska. I remember thinking Alaska? Surely there wouldn’t be much crime there of all places? Maybe just a lot of DUI’s perhaps? Anyways I think every single case of someone being arrested on that program was black.

Posted by at 5:38 PM on February 12


Here is an example which supports what many of the posters are saying.

Years ago, as a former employee of a HBCU, I had the unenviable duty of assisting these poor souls during registration drives. During these “drives”, the employees would end up signing up all these hapless souls who no doubt decided over the Christmas or summer holidays (most likely after speaking to other “bruthas and sistas” who profited from the lax student aid regulations)to earn $$ by going to school. Once the students were registered for classes and aid applied, we would tell them how much aid they had left on their account to buy books(compliments of generous federal financial aid and you and I, the taxpayers). Upon telling “Lashawntae” how much money she had left to purchase her books, the actual response was:

“I NEED BOOKS??”

Need I say more?

Posted by Glenda, the good witch at 7:08 PM on February 12


“Is there anyplace on the planet, where white people can go, and not be followed…”

If we all left for the moon, abandoning Earth completely, we would soon be deluged with violent “refugees”, violent illegal aliens, and violent “diversity” visa holders.

Posted by Michael C. Scott at 8:04 PM on February 12


William Hendershot wrote: How and why did all these Africans go to Alaska? For the weather? There has got to be government welfare or employment involved.

Well, there’s the state fund that disburses oil revenue to all citizens. If Alaska doesn’t define “citizen” stringently enough, then it’s obvious why so many blacks are there. Perhaps an Alaskan here can enlighten us.

Posted by Strider at 8:08 PM on February 12


I do not think that it is merely low black IQ which accounts for black academic failure. It is also the ghetto culture of “dumb is good”. So one has both genetic and enviornmental factors leading to an outcome, low black literacy.
The fact is, the statement is true; blacks should be more concerned about attacking the culture of dumb is good than about being insulted by the truth.

Posted by at 8:13 PM on February 12


“According to a report that came out recently, “one in four Americans read no books last year.” Forty-two percent of college graduates never read another book after they get out of college. A third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 44 million Americans are “functionally illiterate.” 21 million can’t read or write at all. A fifth of high school graduates can’t read their diplomas.”

“Most of the people I know, including everyone in my family, have no intellectual curiosity about the world around them. None. They just don’t care”

Virtually all of these 44 million “americans” are mexicans etc. However, I do get your point. I have never met a white person who can’t read and white people do read a lot but it is WHAT they read. It is either fluff stuff such as Harry Potter or romance novels or the mainstream newspapers and magazines which are so politically correct it is not even funny. Americans have been so beaten down by politcal correctness that many have lost their ability to think outside the box and don’t even realize it. Question anything not politically correct and you’re a racist. . This is what is causing the “mental dullness.” I’ll say this “mental dullness” however is not just an “american phenomenem. It is the same in canada, europe and australia. You better go along with what your marxist masters tell you are you are a horrible evil racist. They’ve done a much better job than Hitler. He only mesmerized the german people, marxists have mesmerized a large portion of the white race.

Posted by at 9:24 PM on February 12


“How and why did all these Africans go to Alaska? For the weather? There has got to be government welfare or employment involved.”
Posted by William Hendershot at 6:24 PM on February 11

In Alaska, not only is there no income tax, but the state govenment actually pays YOU, something like $3500 a head EACH YEAR, as a resident of Alaska: Paid for on the backs of the rest of us at the gas pump since Alaska gets the money from state taxes on oil shipped out of Alaska.
Giving away money for nothing is not exactly the best way to attract good decent hardworking productive people.

Anywhere there are generous govenment checks being given out, word quickly spreads through black communities especially and that place becomes a magnate. It wasn’t long before Anchorage was experiencing the joys of the presence of violent black gangs like the Bloods and the Crips.

Posted by at 10:26 PM on February 12


Posted by at 11:54 AM on February 12:

Is there any place on the planet Native Americans can go and not be followed, soon after by white people?

>> Where’s my ROFL icon? Are you the same troll who posted in the other thread that whites kill blacks at amazingly higher rates than the other way around?!

First of all, you’re not ‘Native American’ — you’re an American Indian by designation and Mongoloid by origin.
Secondly, you’ve obviously never heard of the Bering Strait Bridge or the Kennewick Man.

Lastly (in relation to your uninformed remark), point me to any white person who has followed blacks wherever they go, live, play, work (hahaha - I said ‘work’ — sorry), recreate, hang out, ad infinitum. And conversely, I challenge you to name me one continent, country, state, city, country, borough, neighborhood, street, building, room or molecule of space that has IMPROVED (or at BEST), remained the same when whites moved out and blacks moved in? JUST ONE

(…And no, don’t try using Prince George County as the sole exception to the rule. That was debunked on here a long time ago (many times). Even the black city council members thought it was an embarrasment that they had to bring in a white person to pick up the failed pieces of black government.)

Posted by Mike B. at 1:02 AM on February 13


One thing I’ve noticed about white nationalists in general is that they’re big readers. They read everything. They read all sorts of books — lots of history, lots of obscure stuff that was written before 1960 when the rot started to take hold for real. They’re INTERESTED in the world and that makes all the difference.

I would have to say that my own interest in white nationalism came about not as a confrontation with affirmative action, but through reading about the plight of white farmers in Mbeki’s South Africa…and I only stumbled across that article because it was printed in an English-language politically-incorrect Japanese newspaper. Those who get their news from CNN don’t have a prayer.

For some truly staggering statistics on our collective abandonment of the importance of reading, visit this link:
https://www.humorwriters.org/startlingstats.html

Posted by kgb at 9:39 AM on February 13



“I do not think that it is merely low black IQ which accounts for black academic failure. It is also the ghetto culture of “dumb is good””


I can understand your hesitation to assign the blame to low black IQ. Even for many somewhat-aware whites, talk of race and IQ still feels somehow taboo. In today’s poisonous PC atmosphere, it is “thinking the unthinkable.” Nothing will get you labeled A Bad Person faster. And nobody likes to think of themselves as A Bad Person.

But after wrestling with this question myself — and educating myself on the subject through AmRen and other non-MSM info sources — I eventually could not come to any other conclusion. I decided that it DOES come down to the differential AVERAGE levels of intelligence between the races.

It may sound like circular logic or a tautology, but that ghetto culture of “dumb is good” could ONLY take hold among people who are dumb to begin with. Whites could never be convinced that “dumb is good.” Neither could Asians. Whites and Asians don’t have a “dumb is good” culture because we’re both smart enough know that dumb is NOT good. We know that dumb causes problems. We instinctively recognize that dumb makes the world go backwards, not forwards.

And WHY do we whites and Asians know this?

Because we aren’t dumb.

Posted by "A Bad Person" at 7:31 PM on February 13


FTA: “The statement is racist and propagating stereotypes,…”

Notice she doesn’t dispute the statement’s accuracy. When something is said to be racist AND reinforcing stereotypes, that something is ALWAYS THE TRUTH. ALWAYS.

Posted by Ray Cist at 9:47 PM on February 13


Intelligent and intellectually curious people are naturally drawn to literature as a means to broaden their minds. How many great works of African literature can you think of? Was the printing press invented in Africa? Most blacks would just say that reading isn’t “a black thing”. That is actually true, but not for reasons they would care to admit.

Posted by at 12:25 AM on February 14


“Anywhere there are generous govenment checks being given out, word quickly spreads through black communities especially and that place becomes a magnate. It wasn’t long before Anchorage was experiencing the joys of the presence of violent black gangs like the Bloods and the Crips.”

Posted by at 10:26 PM on February 12

Well, I would agree with part of this. I think people living in Alaska need extra money to pay for their heating bills!

However….I think the Crips and Bloods went up there because of the less restrictive marijuana laws……….just a guess.

Posted by at 2:29 AM on February 14


“Giving away money for nothing is not exactly the best way to attract good decent hardworking productive people.”

The eternal truth about welfare that so many people can’t seem to get through their heads.

Christian missionaries from the US found out this concept decades ago. Different people, different culture, different circumstances…same reaction. People ARE predictable. Only difference was the name missionaries put on the local freeloaders: ‘rice Christians’.

Posted by Dark-Star at 11:51 AM on February 14


There is a certain anti-intellectual element even among European descended people, and probably among Asians, I don’t know. It is the nerd-complex vs. the jock complex. Think Bart Simpson, everyboy hero. Clever or cunning, but not in a disciplined, book-learning sort of way. Think Joe Dimaggio. What brain power was he ever know for? Billy the Kid? Forrest Gump? This probably stems from the fact that exceptional advances and innovations are not made by average people, but by exceptionally intelligent people who did excell in “book learning” at some point even if not in the conventional way. So “average” people feel inferior even though it is the average people who make these inventions and innovations function on a daily basis.
Now when you have a large population of below-average people, the distance between the inventors of civilization and the users of civilization becomes even larger and less comprehending of each other.

Posted by tobeornottobe at 4:43 PM on February 18



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